Setting quality specifications for fresh fruit & veg

This brief guide helps technical teams in retail and supplier businesses set good specifications.

Setting good specifications is essential to delivering customer value. Using this guide can help you identify what your customers really value and optimise your supply chain to deliver it.

Improving quality specifications is one of the priority actions commonly identified to reduce food waste.  Updating specifications can boost supply chain efficiency and relationships by making specs shorter, identifying provisions that are out of date and making them easier for suppliers to implement.

In the accompanying ‘Illustrated Example Spec’, we have taken a real specification and used the guidance to highlight those aspects that best demonstrate good practice and identified opportunities to make it even better.